What to Know for a Field Trip
We require at least 1 chaperone for every 10 students.
Restroom facilities are located in the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center and each site where the program is offered. Please have your bus drop you off at the Visitor Center and allow time for your group to use the facilities. The park ranger will meet your group here.
Most of the sites where educational programs are offered are accessible. Unfortunately, the USS Cassin Young WWII Destroyer ship is not. Please let us know ahead of your visit if your class has any special needs.
After dropping off the students continue on Constitution Road to the set of lights.
Check in procedure for bus parking
Boston Autoport is a privately owned and operated facility offering bus parking. It is not affiliate with the Boston National Historical Park.
Per motor coach: $20
Per school bus: $10
Boston Autoport will house up to 50 motor coaches and buses per day. Services include:
Visitor Center Shop
Eastern National Association, a non-profit organization, operates the park's shop and offers a 10% discount to teachers.
Food, Drink, and Photography
Eating and drinking are not allowed during the program. Groups may bring their lunch and eat outdoors where they can find space. In the Charlestown Navy yard there is a grassy area where students can eat. Photography is allowed in all areas of the park.
Did You Know?
When the Boston Massacre monument was erected on Boston Common in the 1880s, the president of The Massachusetts Historical Society protested, "The crown of the martyr should not be placed on the brow of the ruffian." Come to think of it, John Adams didn't speak too highly of the victims either.